Filk singing began life as a typographic error of “Folk Singing” in a convention program book back in the early 1960’s. Instead of correcting the mistake, a new form of music called “FiLK” was created.
Filk songs come in several varieties – parodies of popular songs with an SF theme (or fantasy or horror, etc.), original music with fantasy and/or sci-fi themes, and songs about any aspect of fandom.
This year’s Filk track will have concerts Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. Open filking every night. Workshops, panels, performances in the Filk track room, and moderated discussions.